• Olympic: Three Parks in One


    National Park Washington

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  • Enchanted Valley Temporarily Closed to Camping September 1-14

    To protect contractor and visitor safety, Enchanted Valley will be temporarily closed to all public camping during the relocation of Enchanted Valley Chalet. Hikers and stock users may continue to travel through the valley, must be escorted by park staff. More »

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Photos & Multimedia

A mural illustration of the park shows the wide variety of animals and plants living in the park.

Interactive Species Mural

Artist: Dawson

Olympic National Park's brochure mural has a variety of plants and animals illustrating the diversity of life in the area. Find out the names of the species of plants and animals on the mural by exploring these interactive PDFs.

This mural is from the Freeing the Elwha Brochure. The painting depicts a variety of plants and animal species that live in the Elwha Estuary. Includes: bobcat, a variety of birds, lilies, and more.

Elwha Restoration: Animals of the Estuary Area

Artist: Eifert

Plant and Animals from the Freeing the Elwha:
A Story of Dam Removal and Restoration Murals

These two interactive murals are renditions of the restored watershed, from its headwaters in the Olympic Mountains to its estuary in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Download the PDFs of the murals and roll your mouse over the numbers to find out the names of a variety of species that will benefit from this ongoing river restoration project. To learn more about the restoration project, visit the Elwha River Restoration pages.

Elwha River Restoration: Estuary Mural

Elwha River Restoration: Uplands Mural

Did You Know?

Mt. Olympus in winter

That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.